Issue No.01 - January/February (2000 vol.17)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/52.820015
This article examines a statistical analysis of a productivity variation involving a unique database containing 206 business software projects from 26 Finnish companies. The authors examine differences in the factors explaining productivity in the banking, insurance, manufacturing, wholesale/retail, and public administration sectors. The authors provide productivity benchmarking equations that are useful both for estimating expected productivity at the start of a new project and for benchmarking a completed project for each business sector.
Katrina D. Maxwell, Pekka Forselius, "Benchmarking Software-Development Productivity", IEEE Software, vol.17, no. 1, pp. 80-88, January/February 2000, doi:10.1109/52.820015